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The Photo Week: How To Find Your Signature Style

The one crucial piece of advice that I received when I was starting out was this: “Find Your Signature.” Well that’s easier said then done.

As you know, every photographer is different. We all have a different style, aesthetic and vision on how we see an image. Even Continue reading “The Photo Week: How To Find Your Signature Style”

The Photo Week: How To Not Face Your Fear, But Follow It!

So last weekend I actually did something that scared the crap out of me…

One of my awesome roller derby friends saw me taking photos of a game. She was getting married and asked me if I could help with the wedding. Naturally I assumed that I would be photographing Continue reading “The Photo Week: How To Not Face Your Fear, But Follow It!”

The Photo Week: Making Craters In The Backyard!

As a photographer it is always important to keep working. Whether you have a job with a magazine, traveling all over the world or just walking around your neighborhood. It is always vital to keep shooting and to keep picking up the camera because you never know what you will catch. Kind of like Forest Gump without the chocolates (but why wouldn’t you want chocolate right?). The thing that can be tricky though is what if you have no where to go? What if you have taken all of the photos that you think you can? Continue reading “The Photo Week: Making Craters In The Backyard!”

The Photo Week: This Is Why You Are Broke From Buying Cameras!

Christmas is only a few days away and people are scrambling all over the streets purchasing last-minute presents. Or if you are like me, you are out to find deals specifically for you! Although it may sound very vain and selfish to purchase things for yourself on Christmas, if you are just starting your photography adventure you are going to buy the most important thing on your list: a camera.

Now for a first timer who walks into a camera shop it can be very overwhelming. There are millions of cameras all out there – how to

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Preparing For The New Year? Start Planning Like This

It’s December! Can you believe this? Only few weeks until the new year!

And of course this is the time of year where everyone reflects on what has happened in 2015. Since I have been MIA for the last couple of months I will try and fill you in on what I have been brewing up for 2016:

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How To Turn Your Hobby Into Career

Has anyone ever told you that being an artist or a photographer is nothing but a hobby…not a career?

This has always been a struggle for my when I was growing up. My father would call my love for art and photography a “hobbie” and that it’ll pass – how I needed to focus on something more stable like a desk job. And for a while I did sit behind a desk and

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Top 3 Exercises On How To Make Your Art Stand Out!

One of the things that people look for in an artist is their sense of style!

I know this may seem like a no-brainer but for creatives who are just starting out, this is one of the toughest things to master. Sometimes it even takes well-known artists YEARS before they can finally settle down with a style that defines Continue reading “Top 3 Exercises On How To Make Your Art Stand Out!”

This Is Why Your Work Isn’t In Galleries (& How To Change That!)

Do you ever question whether your work is great because a gallery says NO to you?

Why wouldn’t you! One of the things that gets artists discouraged is when they submit their final piece to a gallery and receive a rejection letter. Sometimes other galleries don’t even bother Continue reading “This Is Why Your Work Isn’t In Galleries (& How To Change That!)”